Andy Hope 1930 (born Andreas Hofer in 1963, Munich, Germany) is a German contemporary artist working in a range of media, well known for his juxtaposition of art historical references and imagery from pop culture, or comic and science fiction illustration. He finds inspiration in the works of past artists, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Klee, and Kasimir Malevich, among others. The artist frequently looks to found media for inspiration, whether it… Read more
About the artwork
In Red Africa Ladd, the artist delivers the viewer to a barren landscape where a small company of pseudo-Supermen marches forward under the blaring sun. Here time and location are subjective and the appearance of multiple heroes at once exposes the persona's underlying artificiality. Supermen range in humanity from feebly mortal and struggling in the background to one having near insect like appendages in the foreground.